Home Is Where The Hall Is celebrates the creativity in our community halls.

At the heart of a town, the community hall provides a focal point, always ready for any gathering. Today it’s an art gallery, tomorrow it’s a theatre, next week it’s home to a flea market. In times of joy, the community hall houses weddings and celebrations; in difficult times, it’s where people gather quickly to face emergencies together.

Community halls are central to the ongoing project of making place. Their flexible form and their locally-driven uses continue to offer valuable insights for creative practice all across our regions as well as our cities. Each November, Regional Arts Victoria invites you to shine the spotlight on your community hall.

In 2015 we also welcomed South Australia in partnership with Country Arts SA.

Registrations for 2017 are now open. Register now.

Celebrating our halls

In 2011 Open Channel teamed up with Regional Arts Victoria to document the first ever Home is Where the Hall is event. We encourage you to take a look at these inspirational films, each of them capturing the importance and value of community halls across the state. Be inspired by these beautiful films!

Celebrating Arts at Baringhup Hall – local artists exhibit their work

Camperdown Town Hall – hosts  a fashion parade of vintage gowns collected Dorothy Nicol

The Gordon Public Hall – Quilters of the Big Room host a fundraising exhibition in Gordon

Korong Vale Mechanics Hall – celebrating the arts and talents of the local community

Malmsbury Town Hall and Botanical Gardens, Malmsbury Village Fayre

Malmsbury Mechanics Institute 150th Anniversary of the formation of the Malmsbury Burrough Council

Pomonal Hall, Switch On Event – celebrating 50 years since electricity was first turned on at the hall

Spring Gully Old Time Dance

A statewide initiative by Regional Arts Victoria

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